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Genus Persephonella

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 3
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Persephonella Götz et al. 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Persephonella marina Götz et al. 2002.
Etymology: N.L. fem. dim. n. Persephonella (from L. n. Persephone -es), little Persephone, after the Greek mythological goddess, who spent half of each year in the Underworld and the other half on Earth.
Valid publication: GÖTZ (D.), BANTA (A.), BEVERIDGE (T.J.), RUSHDI (A.I.), SIMONEIT (B.R.T.) and REYSENBACH (A.L.): Persephonella marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Persephonella guaymasensis sp. nov., two novel thermophilic hydrogen-oxidizing microaerophiles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1349-1359.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Persephonella guaymasensis Götz et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) EX-H2 = DSM 14351 = OCM 795.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF385630.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. guaymasensis, pertaining to the Guaymas Basin, Mexico, to depict the place of isolation.
Valid publication: GÖTZ (D.), BANTA (A.), BEVERIDGE (T.J.), RUSHDI (A.I.), SIMONEIT (B.R.T.) and REYSENBACH (A.L.): Persephonella marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Persephonella guaymasensis sp. nov., two novel thermophilic hydrogen-oxidizing microaerophiles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1349-1359.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Götz et al. 2002, the type strain OCM 795 is erroneously cited as OCM 975.
Reference: WEISS (N.): Personal communication (October 11, 2002).

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Persephonella hydrogeniphila Nakagawa et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 29W = DSM 15103 = JCM 11663.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB086419.
Etymology: N.L. n. hydrogenum (from Gr. n. hudôr, water; and Gr. v. gennaô, to produce), hydrogen (that which produces water, so called because it forms water when exposed to oxygen); N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. hydrogeniphila, hydrogen-loving, because growth depends on hydrogen.
Valid publication: NAKAGAWA (S.), TAKAI (K.), HORIKOSHI (K.) and SAKO (Y.): Persephonella hydrogeniphila sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 863-869.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Persephonella marina Götz et al. 2002, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) EX-H1 = DSM 14350 = OCM 794.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF188332.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. marina, of or belonging to the sea, marine.
Valid publication: GÖTZ (D.), BANTA (A.), BEVERIDGE (T.J.), RUSHDI (A.I.), SIMONEIT (B.R.T.) and REYSENBACH (A.L.): Persephonella marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Persephonella guaymasensis sp. nov., two novel thermophilic hydrogen-oxidizing microaerophiles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1349-1359.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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